I was in jail for two days – Omah Lay recounts horrific experience in Uganda


Famous Nigerian singer, Stanley Omah Didia, aka Omah Lay, has recounted his ordeal in Ugandan prison.

DAILY POST recalls that Omah Lay and Tems were arrested and charged to court and subsequently detained in prison in Uganda for making an appearance at a concert held in the country at Speke Resort, Kampala, despite COVID-19 social distancing regulations.

Speaking in a recent interview with The Beat FM, London, United Kingdom, Omah Lay said looking back at the incident, it was an “amazing time” for him though “it looked rough” then.

According to him, his ordeal in Uganda had to happen for him to move to the next level musically.

He said, “My ordeal in Ugandan prison was an amazing time for me. Although it was rough at the moment now looking back at the whole thing, it had to happen. It gave me the relationship I have with Tems and her manager, Muyiwa [Awoniyi] today. He [Muyiwa] was in the same cell with me.

“We were in Uganda for a show during the pandemic. We had paperwork to perform but for some reason, we got arrested after performing. And we are sent to jail. We were in jail for two days.

“It was just a very horrible experience. I wouldn’t want anybody to go through that. They were going to cut my hair, I wore a prison uniform. They were so close to cutting my hair but the person who was in charge of the prison was a fan of my music. He got us a nice spot in jail and took care of us.”




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